The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution: As Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. Together with the Journal of the Federal Convention, Luther Martin's Letter, Yates's Minutes, Congressional Opinions, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of '98-'99, and Other Illustrations of the Constitution, Volume 5

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Page 381 - also assign a day for the appearance of the parties, by their agents, before that House. The agents shall be directed to appoint, by joint consent, commissioners or judges to constitute a court for hearing and determining the matter in question But if the agents cannot agree, the Senate shall name three persons out of each
Page 191 - The committee rose, and Mr. GORHAM made report, which was postponed till to-morrow, to give an opportunity for other plans to be proposed : the report was in the words following : — 1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary.
Page 383 - state, shall. on demand of the executive power of the state from which he fled, be delivered up and removed to the state having jurisdiction of the offence. ART. XVI. —Full faith shall be given in each state to the acts of the legislatures, and to the records and judicial proceedings of the courts and magistrates of every other state. ART.
Page 319 - of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation," being read for a question, — Mr. BUTLER calls for some explanation of the extent of this power ; particularly of the word incompetent. The vagueness of the terms rendered it impossible for any precise judgment to be formed. Mr. GORHAM. The vagueness of
Page 322 - and moreover to legislate in all cases for the general interests of the Union, and also in those to which the states are severally incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation.
Page 133 - moved by Mr. READ, and seconded by Mr. CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY, to postpone the third proposition last offered by Mr. Randolph, viz., " that a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary," in order to take up the following, viz.: "Resolved, that, in order to carry into execution the design of the
Page 113 - Smith, Esquires, be appointed commissioners, who, or any three of whom, shall meet such commissioners as may be appointed in the other states of the Union, at a time and place to be agreed on, to take into consideration the trade of the United States; to examine the relative situations and
Page 538 - We have now the honor to submit to the consideration of the United States in Congress assembled that Constitution which has appeared to us the most advisable. " The friends of our country have long seen and desired, that the power of making war, peace, and treaties; that of levying money and regulating commerce; and
Page 564 - votes of the electors, shall be the Vice-President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them, by ballot, the VicePresident. The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States. In case of the
Page 256 - owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend ? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and, the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth.— that God governs in

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